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TITLE
Opening of the West Highland Railway, Fort William
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_PHOTOGRAPHS_006
PLACENAME
Fort William
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38108
KEYWORDS
locomotive
train
steam
steamtrain
crowd
people
clothing
clothes
Opening of the West Highland Railway, Fort William

This image shows the public opening of the West Highland Railway in Fort William on 7 August 1894. The West Highland Railway runs from Craigendoran, near Glasgow, to Fort William, and was one of the last Main Lines to be built in Scotland.

An Act of Parliament passed on 12th August 1889 authorised the construction of the West Highland Railway. Construction of the line began on 23 October 1889 when Lord Abinger cut the first sod near Fort William. The line was originally operated by North British Railway. Although there have been some changes to the line, it is still open and is part of the West Highland Line services.

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Opening of the West Highland Railway, Fort William

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

locomotive; train; steam; steamtrain; crowd; people; clothing; clothes

Highland Libraries

This image shows the public opening of the West Highland Railway in Fort William on 7 August 1894. The West Highland Railway runs from Craigendoran, near Glasgow, to Fort William, and was one of the last Main Lines to be built in Scotland. <br /> <br /> An Act of Parliament passed on 12th August 1889 authorised the construction of the West Highland Railway. Construction of the line began on 23 October 1889 when Lord Abinger cut the first sod near Fort William. The line was originally operated by North British Railway. Although there have been some changes to the line, it is still open and is part of the West Highland Line services.